Consider it wholly joyful, my brethren, whenever you are enveloped in or encounter trials of any sort or fall into various temptations.Be assured and understand that the trial and proving of your faith bring out endurance and steadfastness and patience.But let endurance and steadfastness and patience have full play and do a thorough work, so that you may be [people] perfectly and fully developed [with no defects], lacking in nothing. (James 1:2-4 AMP)
Like Lazarus’ life, anyone would think being a sick beggar would be the worst kind of life, but it was ideal. It was exactly that GOD wanted him to live. All the tears we’ve been pouring and heart aches we’ve been going through are beyond perfect, inexplicably beautiful, and desperately needed…they are a blessing.